In which I support my mother, and we both win

So during the recent magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Guwahati, while the rest of my family trampled each other to get out of the house, my mother spent most of the time looking for the TV remote to switch off the TV. In her words – “Nobody was watching it!”

Later, during the post-earthquake soul-searching when confronted about her actions she defended herself saying that since she got out of the house before the quake ended, her actions do not warrant questioning. (The quake apparently lasted about two minutes.)

As a hallowed, and generally accepted to be wise, member of the Sobhan clan I was asked to arbitrate. At this point my mom found it prudent to mention that she hasn’t sent the pithas (rice cakes) I had asked for. I sided with her saying that as long you escape the Titanic before it sinks, you’re good.

Well, I may not have any honour, but I have pitha. And thus, happy Bihu everyone!


~ by Shakeel Sobhan on April 15, 2016.

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